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Volunteer Opportunity at Manchester FA

Referee Development Team Vacancy

Manchester FA prides itself on our Referee Development Team (RDT) - a dedicated team of volunteers with a vast amount of experience in both refereeing and non-refereeing circles. The RDT remain acutely aware of the importance of adapting and evolving to ensure that it leads change in Refereeing.

As part of this commitment, a vacant position has arisen within the RDT for the role of;

Referee Development Group Lead

The role description is attached to this article and any applicant should review this document before considering whether to submit an expression of interest. 
Reporting to the Referee Development Officer, the role feeds in to our Referee Development Team which act as the workforce of the Referee department. The team strives to uphold Manchester FA’s core values in all their work; passionate, inspiring and professional - as will the successful applicant.

It’s an exciting, but challenging opportunity that represents the chance to be a part of something special.  

To apply for the role, please submit an expression of interest via email to Tom Elliott, Referee Development Officer at Manchester FA Please entitle your email the name of the role ‘Referee Development Group Lead’ and include a brief (200 – 400 words) summary of why you feel you would be the most suitable candidate for the vacancy.

The deadline for application will be 12pm on Monday 5th October 2020, following this deadline applicants will be shortlisted and invited to a meeting with the RDO and RDT Independent Chair which will take place at a mutually convenient time via Zoom. 

Should you have any questions about the roles or require clarity on the recruitment process please contact Tom Elliott at Manchester FA by phone 07717 121708 or email

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